- "Welcome, Death Eaters! Thirteen years it's been, and yet, here you stand as if it were only yesterday. We are still united under the Dark Mark then! Or are we?"
- —Voldemort greeting his Death Eaters in the Little Hangleton graveyard.
Francis Crabbe was a pure-blood wizard, a Death Eater and the father of Vincent Crabbe. Crabbe fought at the First Wizarding War. He didn't search for Lord Voldemort after his downfall, but this was forgiven in 1995, after Voldemort's return at the Little Hangleton graveyard, in which Crabbe was present. Crabbe fought at several battles of the Second Wizarding War, including the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, after which he was imprisoned in Azkaban. Crabbe possibly escaped in 1997 and fought at the Battle of Hogwarts, during which his son, Vincent, was accidentally killed by his own Fiendfyre. After the battle, Crabbe was again acquitted.
Battle of HogwartsEditDuring the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998, Crabbe's son Vincent (who had also become a Dark Wizard) died by the effects of his own Fiendfyre curse. Crabbe's reaction over his son's death was astounding. He was so angry that they had a punch in the face of Walden Macnair. After learning that his only son was dead, Crabbe rebelled against the Death Eaters that once showed that Harry Potter was not dead and that the battle would start, he fled immediately.
Crabbe was cleared out again for his crimes during the war for two reasons. The first was a lie because he once again that it was controlled by the Imperius Curse, the second was that he had a very long and complete list of new names who joined the Dark Lord.